Easy Eclair Dessert Made Lighter

This Chocolate Eclair Cake recipe is an old fashioned icebox cake with layers of graham crackers, pudding, and chocolate frosting. An easy no bake dessert recipe made lighter that everyone loves!
Prep Time : 15 MINUTES 
Cook Time : 0 MINUTES 
Chilling Time : 8 HOURS 
Total Time    : 8 HOURS  15 MINUTES 
Servings (adjustable):
Calories: 155
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 (4 serving size) package sugar free vanilla instant pudding
  • 1.5 cups low fat milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups light whipped topping (such as Truwhip or Cool Whip)
  • 9 full sheet graham crackers, broken in half
  • Chocolate Fudge Glaze


  •  In a medium bowl whisk together the pudding mix and milk until it is smooth and lump free. Gently fold in the vanilla and whipped topping.
  • Break the graham cracker sheets in half. Arrange 9 of the 18 halves in the bottom of an 8-inch square pan. (Note: there will be a little space between each cracker and the sides of the pan which is fine. )
  • Top the crackers with the pudding mixture, spreading evenly to cover. Arrange the remaining 9 graham crackers on top of the pudding.
  • Prepare the chocolate fudge glaze (https://simple-nourished-living.com/skinny-chocolate-fudge-glaze/) and while it is still warm, spread it evenly over the graham crackers.
  • Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight before serving.
  • Cut into 9 even pieces: 3 times each way.

    Recipe Notes

    For best results this eclair cake needs to be kept refrigerated until you’re ready to serve it and then promptly returned to the refrigerator to ensure that it doesn’t soften up too much.

    Substitutions and Variations

    Different Pudding Flavors – French vanilla, Banana Cream, Butterscotch, Chocolate, Cheesecake, Pumpkin, Coconut, Lemon, Cookies ‘n Cream, etc.

    Different Graham Cracker and/or Cookie Flavors – Cinnamon grahams, chocolate grahams, Oreo Cookie Thins, Chocolate Chip Cookie Thins, Vanilla Wafers, Chocolate Wafers, Ginger Snaps, etc.

    Serving size: 1 piece (1/9th recipe)

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    4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

    Nutrition Facts
    Easy Eclair Dessert Made Lighter
    Amount Per Serving (1 piece (1/9th recipe))
    Calories 155Calories from Fat 36
    % Daily Value*
    Fat  : 4g6%
    Carbohydrates :  25g8%
    Fiber 1g 4%
    Protein 3g 6%

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